The Sani Pass – Revealing its Secrets
Anyone who has lived or played in the Sani Pass area of the Drakensberg-Maloti region should find James Colman’s book fascinating. Thoroughly researched, the book is packed with information and is more than 300 pages, so it’s no quick read. Colman charts the pressures that led to the opening of Sani and influenced subsequent development in eastern Lesotho. Important to the story are a number of Basotho chiefs, most notably Rafolatsane, and the pioneering traders and missionaries who settled in what was then
(and in parts still is) a very remote region, and who were all as tough as old boots. Colman also documents the epic first motorised trip up the pass and the famous Roof of Africa Rally.
Author: James Colman Publisher: Otterley Press Reviewer: Andrea Abbott Price: R420 ISBN: 978-0-99467-537-8 Giveaway code: SANI (2 copies)